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Earnest Lee Griffin

February 21, 1936 ~ March 2, 2019 (age 83)

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"ALL day and ALL night, ANGELS are watching over the Griffin Family"

" ...I must tell Jesus all of my troubles;
He is a kind, compassionate Friend;
If I but ask Him, He will deliver,
And in my griefs with me He will blend.
Tempted and tried I need a great Savior,
One who can help my burdens to bear;
I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus;
All my cares and sorrows will share..."

The children of the late Wiloughby and Emma Eason Griffin are sadden to announce the transitioning of their last surviving male sibling, Earnest Lee Griffin. Earnest transitioned on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Sentara Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City, NC. During the time of sickness and transitioning Earnest was surrounded by his loving sisters, nieces, and nephews.

Mr. Griffin was employed with the Jones Lumber Mill for a number of years. He was a member of the New Ramoth Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, NC.

The family has chosen the following arrangements for their beloved brother; public viewing will take place on Friday, the eighth day of March from three o'clock until five o'clock in the Vestry of the Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home, Gatesville, NC. On Saturday, the ninth day of March the Homegoing Celebration will begin with the family processional at two o'clock at the Palmyra Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, NC. Rev. Antonio Williams is the Pastor, Rev. Glenn Rountree will bring forth words of comfort for the entire Griffin Family.

Earnest leaves many years of memories to his devoted and caring sisters-Mildred Griffin, Mary Gibbs and Shirley Williams all of Elizabeth City; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church members and friends.

The Griffin Family has entrusted Earnest into the professional care of the Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home, to provide unprecedented, sincere personalized and compassionate services to them during the final care of process for Earnest. Please continue to uplift the Griffin Family and the connected families through words of comfort, prayers, hugs, thought or a smile or two.

At DJSMFH we strive to make your family's memory a legacy and where you're treated like OUR family...NOT a "number"!

"...I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
Jesus can help me, Jesus alone..."





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March 8, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home
202 Church Street
Gatesville, NC 27938

Funeral Service
March 9, 2019

2:00 PM
Palmyra Missionary Baptist Church
Shillingtown Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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